Micro-needling may be the answer if you’re looking for a way to improve your skin without spending a lot of money. This cosmetic procedure involves pricking the skin with tiny, sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to produce more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. Microneedling may also be effective for treating acne, hair loss, dark spots or patches on the skin, large pores, reduced skin elasticity, scars, stretch marks, and sun damage.
Additionally, it is less expensive than laser treatments. Micro-needling may be a better option if you have darker skin tones because it doesn’t involve heat like laser treatments, which can affect your skin’s pigmentation or color. Before deciding if micro-needling is right for you, consult a dermatologist or other skincare professional.